This Sandpaper Disc Storage Rack is a very quick build and will tame all those errant sanding discs laying around your shop. With storage for your sander on the top, it's a great way to get some organization for the sanding gear and paper in your shop.
Tools (Affiliate Links):
- 24″ x 24″ 3/4″ plywood sheet
- 24″ x 24″ 1/4″ plywood sheet
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- P-Touch labeler and labels
Read the instructable here and you can also get downloadable plans over at my website: http://fixthisbuildthat.com/sandpaper-disc-storage-rack/
Step 1: Cut the Parts for the Body
From the 3/4" plywood cut a back piece to 15-1/2" long by 5-3/4" wide, 2 side pieces 15-1/2" long by 6-1/2" wide, and a bottom 5-3/4" square.
Drill pocket holes on the back side of the back and the underside of the bottom to assemble the rack.
Cut a series of 6 dados sized to the thickness of your 1/4" plywood. The first dado should be 2-3/4" from the bottom of the sides and then each 2" after that.
Finish the sides by rounding over the top corner.
Step 2: Assemble the Rack
Using 1-1/4" pocket hole screws assemble the rack. Using right angle clamps really helps here.
Step 3: Cut the Shelves
From 1/4" plywood cut 6 shelves to 5-3/4" by 6-1/4". Use a forstner bit to drill a finger hole on the front edge of each piece. I used a 1-1/2" bit for mine.
Step 4: Install Shelves and Apply Labels
Install the shelves in the slots and use a p-touch labeler to put the grit of each sanding disc on a shelf. I have 80, 100, 120, 150, and 220 on mine and left the bottom space open for a hand sander and 60 grit when I have it around.
Step 5: Hang on the Wall and Enjoy!
I hung the sander on the wall with a French cleat. You can read about my French Cleat System here. This project is awesome for keeping all my sanding items together and it's really organized my shop.
Thanks for reading! You can also get downloadable plans over at my website:http://fixthisbuildthat.com/sandpaper-disc-storage-rack/